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Offline PR

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1970 floor pan choices
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:20:59 pm »
Who makes a floor pans that looks like the originals on a 70 Mach 1, what I am seeing available has a 65-68 style stamping , thanks Pete

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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 08:49:34 am »
Fortunately I didn't need to get into that area when having my .69 restored but have you looked at Dynacorn?   Dave R.
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 11:06:27 am »
I can't find anyone stamping a correct full floor pan for a '69 or '70 with the correct front ribs. West Coast Cougar sells the driver and passenger side front sections with the correct ribs but you'll need to weld them it into a new floor pan.
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 09:15:32 pm »
     I think you're doing pretty good. Last time I did any searching the guy that had been making correct patch panels had stopped making them. I can be wrong on this but be careful. I've read that 70's have a unique cable guide or some such thing that must be fabbed & attached.
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 10:35:33 pm »
You may find this helpful Pete. Great tutorial on how to approach the remedy when you find the patch


http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=60645.msg397558#msg397558
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 01:45:49 am »
I know most would not take my advice on this subject. But I have done this suckie floor pan replacement more times than I will mention.  My answer is go buy a cheap 70 coupe, California car or Az etc and remove the floor pan and install into your car.  A lot of work, but the pay off is great.  Part out the rest of the car or have extra's.  I know that people will say it is too hard to find a solid coupe.  Well I just did such a job on a 70 Boss 302 this last summer and I can tell you, from the underside you cannot tell it was replaced. Sure you can patch a repo, but the ribbing is wrong first of all and for a 70 there is no correct tunnel hump.  Dead give away's.   I paid $800 for the coupe less motor, I found it on Craigslist, not counting fuel the trip back to Utah.  I used a lot of parts off that car.  JMO.   Good luck! 
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 02:00:54 am »
I know most would not take my advice on this subject. But I have done this suckie floor pan replacement more times than I will mention.  My answer is go buy a cheap 70 coupe, California car or Az etc and remove the floor pan and install into your car.  A lot of work, but the pay off is great.  Part out the rest of the car or have extra's.  I know that people will say it is too hard to find a solid coupe.  Well I just did such a job on a 70 Boss 302 this last summer and I can tell you, from the underside you cannot tell it was replaced. Sure you can patch a repo, but the ribbing is wrong first of all and for a 70 there is no correct tunnel hump.  Dead give away's.   I paid $800 for the coupe less motor, I found it on Craigslist, not counting fuel the trip back to Utah.  I used a lot of parts off that car.  JMO.   Good luck!

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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 02:08:28 am »
Here is a coupe in central cal, it has been posted for 20 days.  These are the kind of cars I look for.  No price but could be worth the call.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/6053205230.html
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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 02:01:59 pm »
I am trying to buy back one of my old cars I sold to a good friend back in 84, it was a 70 drag pack 428 CJ 4 spd 430dl car, but the original owner was killed in it, she went off a cliff on the Sonoma coast, the person I got it from used a donner body, since then the drive train is on its 3rd body but all drive train is there, car has been sitting for 20 + years but would get me all parts needed, for a somewhat period correct car, I would need a SCJ crank rods and oil cooler to make it more correct, we will see what happens,Pete

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Re: 1970 floor pan choices
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 02:49:27 pm »
Good luck Pete!  Post some pics and an update when you get a chance :-)
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